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Old 05-10-2019, 08:49 AM
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borrowed my dad's RAM today. its an 09 limited. Gorgeous truck! My only critique so far is the ride is noticeably stiff on 20's wheels. I would opt for 18's if possible. otherwise, truck is amazing. He really likes it.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Do you sacrifice that much in fuel burn ? I’m leaning towards the Ram myself and was just debating this today.

That is is going to the 3.92 gearing. I only tow 5k in Boat Package now including Trailer and will not exceed 7K towing next boat.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Striper4 View Post
Do you sacrifice that much in fuel burn ? I’m leaning towards the Ram myself and was just debating this today.

That is is going to the 3.92 gearing. I only tow 5k in Boat Package now including Trailer and will not exceed 7K towing next boat.
1-2 mpg depending on how much highway driving you do.
its really a no brainer for $95 option difference in the trucks.

not saying the 3.21 is a dog, it will do everything you want plus some. Test drive both gear ratios and make the call. You’ll see...

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Old 05-10-2019, 12:39 PM
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This is a good topic for me, as I'm very interested in selling my "more mature" Sierra 4x4, and my Jeep CG or wife's Toyota, and having just 1 vehicle each. Might even sell the Goldwing Trike too; we don't ride much this past year. I've always been partial to F150, but seriously considering a Ram 1500.
Thinking one of the 2018's, but after looking at all the 2019 changes and new look, I'm really liking it more.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:49 PM
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The 2019 is MUCH nicer than the 2018. (I had a17) especially the rear seat leg room in the crew cab.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:47 PM
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I wish someone would come up with a 1/2 ton full size crew cab P/U truck that would get an honest 25 mpg.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:46 PM
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Just bought a 19 Ram 1500 Bighorn with the Sport and Off Road package after test driving Ford, Chevy, GMC, and the Rams.

After driving the Ram, decision wasn’t even close.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I wish someone would come up with a 1/2 ton full size crew cab P/U truck that would get an honest 25 mpg.
Ram did that years ago with the ecodiesel.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
borrowed my dad's RAM today. its an 09 limited. Gorgeous truck! My only critique so far is the ride is noticeably stiff on 20's wheels. I would opt for 18's if possible. otherwise, truck is amazing. He really likes it.
Comparing the 09 to the 2019 is note even close. Ride wise there is not a notable difference between the 18's and 20's on the newer trucks.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Troutman561 View Post
Comparing the 09 to the 2019 is note even close. Ride wise there is not a notable difference between the 18's and 20's on the newer trucks.
it was a typo. dads truck is a new 2019. the 20 inch wheels are stiff as hell...
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I wish someone would come up with a 1/2 ton full size crew cab P/U truck that would get an honest 25 mpg.
The F150 diesel does and the 2.7 EcoBoost will get that on the highway.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:57 AM
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I filled up my truck (2.7 eco)at a gas station and reset the mileage meter and then went for a long drive with the cruise set at 55. I got lucky and never had to stop at a light and my mileage was right at 30 mpg at the end of the drive. Of course that dropped quickly as soon as I got into stop and go traffic. I average 19-21 with the 6 speed. My friends 2.7 with 10 speed does 22-24.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:12 PM
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with the 8 speed transmission, the 3.92 is perfectly matched to the Hemi power.
the 3.21 is too low and knocks off 3000# of your towing ability. 8k vs 11k, not that you need that much, but the pull from a stop unloaded is much sportier, better gear holding ability vs constantly hunting on small hills (unloaded) and if you add better (heavier tires), it will keep you in the sweet rpm spot for better mpg vs lugging the engine. Especially since the Hemi has mds which drops to 4 cylinders on highway.

take both out for a ride 3.21 vs 3.92, the decision will be easy!
My rig weighs in at a bit under 6K lbs. and currently tow it w/an '07 RAM 1500 Hemi w/3.92 gears. I'm creeping up on 230K miles and am 99% sure I'll get another RAM 1500, and in the very near future. Thinking possibly newer CPO in Big Horn or similar configuration. My '07 is an SLT w/what was known as the Thunder Road package. A similar package will be adequate going forward and with 5.7. Any known issues w/'15-'18 that I should be aware of if I can't score a deal on a '19? Any reason why the 3.21 axle won't do the job, since it's got 8 speeds vs. my current?
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:08 PM
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I'm in a similar situation as I have been hunting new trucks for a few months. I had narrowed it down to Ram and Nissan. After finally driving a 2019 Ram last week, my mind is made up. Might be buying this weekend if I can find one that has what I want.
If anyone needs to compare costs, look at AkinsFord.com. He has both Ford AND Ram trucks and is the largest dealer of any brand in Georgia in sales. His internet prices are about as low as they get. There is an internet salesman named Cardiges that'd be the one to talk to. I know his brother. I drove by the dealership the other week, and I've never seen so many pickup trucks in one place. My F250 SuperDuty came from there 16 years ago, and it's too good to trade.
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
If anyone needs to compare costs, look at AkinsFord.com. He has both Ford AND Ram trucks and is the largest dealer of any brand in Georgia in sales. His internet prices are about as low as they get. There is an internet salesman named Cardiges that'd be the one to talk to. I know his brother. I drove by the dealership the other week, and I've never seen so many pickup trucks in one place. My F250 SuperDuty came from there 16 years ago, and it's too good to trade.
So if I call Tino Cardiges, and tell him that Bamaman said to give me a helluva good deal, he will ..right?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:16 AM
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My 2016 with 3.21 gears and 8 speed pulls my 24 Cape Horn around nicely (@7000 lbs). I wanted the 3.9 gears but I bought this one off the lot with a super deal and am happy with it. MPG is good too.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by GREENBUNCH View Post
My 2016 with 3.21 gears and 8 speed pulls my 24 Cape Horn around nicely (@7000 lbs). I wanted the 3.9 gears but I bought this one off the lot with a super deal and am happy with it. MPG is good too.
Has Dodge changed the Hemi to 100k mile plugs yet? I always run mine way over the recommended change (mostly highway miles) but don't enjoy changing them.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:50 AM
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Has Dodge changed in the last say five years. Last one I had I think was a six speed Hemi with a tow package and it did not pull well. It downshifted like crazy and got like 9 mpg towing. I may look at a new one if they are way better.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by wcffish View Post
Has Dodge changed in the last say five years. Last one I had I think was a six speed Hemi with a tow package and it did not pull well. It downshifted like crazy and got like 9 mpg towing. I may look at a new one if they are way better.
DEFINITELY not your old Dodge. That's why it's a Ram.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:43 AM
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Never buy anything made by Dodge.
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